The Marriage of Spirit

Enlightened Living in Today’s World

The Marriage of Spirit is a handbook for spiritual awakening. It directly addresses how we can experience divine presence in our lives and offers simple, powerful exercises for creating balance and harmony.

Based in the ancient teachings of the reconciliation of opposites, these revolutionary, unique, and easy journaling techniques help us accelerate the path to unity consciousness by quickly and dramatically moving us beyond egoic limitations and overcoming negativity, anger, pain and fear.

In this groundbreaking book, which has been translated into several languages and has helped thousands worldwide, Leslie Temple-Thurston shares the story of the awakenings that led to her spiritual transformation and her eclectic, yogic-influenced approach to enlightenment. Filtered through spiritual psychology, her insights and principles are based on the truth teachings of ancient mystery schools, traditions and religions, revamped and simplified for the contemporary spiritual seeker.

As the author says, “We have arrived at a new and different time; we are here to enlighten the physical plane, the body, and the personality while living and working in the world…. If we integrate the dualistic and polarized schisms in our personality, we can know directly and palpably the unity which we truly are, beyond the limited personality.”

In a world torn apart by polarization, it offers hope for a third way, the way of unity amidst diversity.

This video is a very simple introduction to The Marriage of Spirit processing techniques presented by the authors. It is in both English and Portuguese with subtitles. Thank you to the Brazilian TV station, TV Holisticá.


“This magnificent book rivets an extremely original understanding of the sacred marriage and the complex role of the shadow. It should be in the backpack of every authentic spiritual seeker.”
—Andrew Harvey, spiritual teacher/author, The Hope and Radical Passion

“A wonderful compilation of truths from various perspectives. . . I am sure it will benefit a great many people, and lead us to living fuller and more loving lives.”
—Dorothy Maclean, co-founder of The Findhorn Foundation

The Marriage of Spirit is the bible of non-duality! Ultra-clear explanations of how we hold polarities in our awareness fields. I recommend it to everyone I mentor as a ‘must read’.”
—Lucia Rene, spiritual teacher/author, Unplugging the Patriarchy

“CoreLight has made a huge difference in my life in the past four years. Classes taught by Leslie and Brad and working specifically with The Marriage of Spirit book have been profoundly transformational. Unlike some spiritual groups, CoreLight is willing to look at the big picture of the global crisis rather than avoiding it, and not only look, but utilize what’s happening externally to help us heal the inner world, so that outer and inner are joined for personal and planetary transformation.”
—Carolyn Baker, Ph.D., author of Dark Gold: The Human Shadow And The Global Crisis, and co-author with Andrew Harvey of Return To Joy and Savage Grace.

“Integrating the multitude of physical, mental, and emotional experiences of modern life may be a difficult undertaking, but this beautiful book by Leslie Temple-Thurston and Brad Laughlin offers a way through the confusion. Based on Temple-Thurston’s transformational workshops, The Marriage of Spirit combines modern psychological techniques with ancient wisdom practices that help people to let go of self-limiting habits. This work is a succinct, step-by-step guide to processing difficult life situations and releasing the grips they hold on us.”
—The Institute of Noetic Sciences

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